Excuse me, waiter, yes you. Come here please. Is this your menu? Yes, yes it is. Well what does this say here, is this a magpie? No, oh, oh ho ho, I see, so you say magpie pie, do you? Well that is preposterous. If you say magpie pie what you are describing is a pie whose filling is another pie. A Corvidae pie if you will inside another pie. THAT’S a magpie pie. It is redundant.
Or is that in fact what you serve in this place, sir?
Give me — give me back that menu.
No I will not, I am staying right here.
I would like one of what you call magpie pies. Now I must see for myself.
And a pint of ale, on the double.
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